Cannabis indica. Active principle. Cannabinol Cannabidiol Tetrahydrocannabinol isomer. Fatal dose :- Bhang:-10 gm/kg.bd.wt. Ganja:- 8 gm/kg.bd.wt. Charas:- 2 gm/kg.bd.wt. Fatal period :- several days. Onset of action :-
Ganja:- 8 gm/kg.bd.wt.
Charas:- 2 gm/kg.bd.wt.
Fatal period:- several days.
Onset of action:-
Smoking:- Soon after smoking and last for 1-2 hours.
Swallowing:- 30 minute after swallowing & last for 2-3 hrs.
Ganja/ marijuana:-it is prepared from flowering top of female plant. It has a rusty green color and characteristic odour. It contains 15-25 % of active principle. It is mixed with little tobacco and smoke in pipe.
Small dose :-
increased heart rate, dry mouth, reddening of the eyes (congestion of the conjunctival blood vessels), a reduction in intra-ocular pressure, muscle relaxation, and a sensation of cold or hot hands and feet, sense of hunger (particularly for sweets)
Impaired immediate memory, disturb thought patterns, lapses of attention.
Distortion of body image, loss of personal identity with mental disturbance and hallucination with sensory disturbance.